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ali3
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Northwestern?

Postby ali3 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:06 am

I have a 3.58 from UIUC. No stellar extra curriculars, average major, pretty steady grade trend. I did take more advanced classes than were required for my major, and mainly excelled in them.

LSAT- Just took the Oct. test and it didn't feel great. I'm retaking in December. I was PT'ing in the low 170's, and probably got mid-160's on the Oct. test. I definitely know where my weak areas are and am sure that I can definitely land in the 170's next time around.

With my GPA, what LSAT score gives me a decent shot at Northwestern? I've looked at LSN, obviously, but I've heard that it's not always realistic. Also, I'm not applying to NW until after I get my December score back.

ETA: I graduated last May (2011) and have been working ever since.
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Re: Northwestern?

Postby dr123 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:07 am

work experience?

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Re: Northwestern?

Postby ali3 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:08 am

I just edited my OP as you were posting. I'll have half a year of full time experience when I apply in December, and obviously a full year by the time school would start next year.

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Re: Northwestern?

Postby ali3 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:09 am

Not sure if this helps my cause, but I am proficient in somewhat of an uncommon language (Farsi) that I learned in college.

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Re: Northwestern?

Postby 03121202698008 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:17 am

Only a year of work experience is going to hurt you with NW.

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Re: Northwestern?

Postby bdubs » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:34 am

Definitely need at least median (170) with a 3.58 and one year of WE, but probably need a 171 or higher.

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Re: Northwestern?

Postby ali3 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:40 am

Yeah, I thought so. I'm wondering if 171 is high enough, though. I know I'm at a disadvantage because of my GPA and non-URM status, but I had previously thought that one year of work exp. was sufficient. Now it looks like I'll have to get an even higher score to make up for what my application will lack in NW's eyes.

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Re: Northwestern?

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:49 am

171.

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Re: Northwestern?

Postby vulpixie » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:10 pm

According to their LSN page, 171 is the magic number.

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Re: Northwestern?

Postby Grizz » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:14 pm


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Re: Northwestern?

Postby ali3 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:15 pm



Lol, thanks.

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Re: Northwestern?

Postby ali3 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:18 am

Anyone familiar with the interviews that NU offers as part of their admissions process? I'm honestly scared to sign up for one when I apply. I am really mature for my young age (in NU terms) of 22, but look a lot younger than I am, and also sound like I'm about 12 :)

I'd love to hear more about the process. Obviously this question is in the wrong place, but I figure I've already got a thread going, so why not ask.

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Re: Northwestern?

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:34 am

Go read the NU applications thread. Many people have discussed the interview.

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Re: Northwestern?

Postby ali3 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:45 pm

169. Do I retake in December or apply now?

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Re: Northwestern?

Postby bdubs » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:13 pm

ali3 wrote:169. Do I retake in December or apply now?


Retake, but you can submit now if you want.

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Re: Northwestern?

Postby ali3 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:24 pm

Thanks. You think they won't ding me right away?

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Re: Northwestern?

Postby bdubs » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:26 pm

ali3 wrote:Thanks. You think they won't ding me right away?


If you have a future LSAT registration pending they generally will hold your file until your score comes through. You probably won't get reviewed until then, but at least they will have your score and complete file ready at the earliest possible date.




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